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Powerball Winning Numbers For 3/27/2019 Drawing: $750M Jackpot

Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the jackpot drawing on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

    Deb Belt , Patch Staff

The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday is the third-largest prize in the game’s history and is worth an estimated $750 million — the fourth biggest jackpot in all U.S. lottery history, game officials said. The one-time cash payout for the Wednesday, March 27, Powerball drawing will be a whopping $465.5 million, authorities estimate.

The Powerball jackpot was last won by a player in New York in the Dec. 26, 2018, drawing, officials said.

What time are the winning Powerball numbers drawn? Numbers are selected every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Eastern time, with Powerball results typically posted within five minutes.

In most states, ticket sales stop at least an hour before the drawing, but a state may cut off sales earlier, such as Illinois, which ends sales three hours before the drawing. In Maryland and New Jersey, ticket sales end at 9:59 p.m.; in Virginia, they close at 10 p.m. Check with your state lottery for the sales cut-off time.

The winning Powerball numbers for Wednesday, March 27, are: 16, 20, 37, 44, 62 and the Powerball of 12.

As the Powerball jackpot reached top-four territory, lottery officials reminded players to be mindful of what they can afford to spend.

“It’s easy to get excited about such a life-changing jackpot,” David Barden, Powerball chairman, said in a news release. “Just remember, it only takes one $2 ticket for a chance to win. Please, play responsibly.”

Lottery officials say players should check their tickets for ways to win smaller prizes. Eight tickets matched all five white balls, but missed matching the red Powerball in Saturday’s drawing to win a $1 million prize. The $1 million-winning tickets were sold in Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire, two in New York and South Carolina. Two other tickets, sold in Florida and Wisconsin, matched all five white balls and doubled the prize to $2 million, because the tickets included the Power Play option for an additional $1. In total, there were more than 3.7 million winning tickets across all prize tiers.

The largest Powerball jackpot in history was $1.586 billion, which was shared by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in January 2016. Someone in South Carolina claimed the $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot on Oct. 23, 2018.

The largest Powerball jackpots ever are:

  • $1.586 billion, Jan. 13, 2016
  • $758.7 million, Aug. 23, 2017
  • $688 million, Oct. 27, 2018
  • $590.5 million, May 18, 2013
  • $587.5 million, Nov. 28, 2012
  • $564.1 million, Feb. 11, 2015
  • $559.7 million, Jan. 6, 2018
  • $487.0 million, July 30, 2016
  • $456 million, March 17, 2018
  • $448.4 million, Aug. 7, 2013
  • $447.8 million, June 10, 2017
  • $435.3 million, Feb. 22, 2017

The Powerball game is played by matching all five white balls in any order and the red Powerball number. The odds of picking the correct Powerball grand prize numbers are one in 292,201,338. Powerball tickets cost $2 each, and are sold at thousands of Lottery retailers. Find out where you can buy your Powerball tickets here.

You have a better chance of hitting the jackpot if you let the computer pick your numbers, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association, which operates the Powerball game and reports that about 75 percent of winning tickets have numbers chosen by a computer.

When millions more players take part in the game at times there’s a huge jackpot, that doesn’t change your odds of winning, the lottery says. The odds of winning a prize are the same in every Powerball drawing — you have a 1 in 24.9 chance of winning a prize when the jackpot reaches $40 million or $1 billion.

The lottery game is played in 44 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Powerball drawings can be seen on 125 TV stations nationwide. They may also be available on cable or your mobile device. Drawing shows are also posted to under the video section and to YouTube.

Claiming, Safeguarding Powerball Winnings

So, what should you do if you are lucky enough to claim the Powerball jackpot? Many lottery winners hire an attorney, financial planner or both, since most people don’t exactly know what to do when they suddenly come into so much money. Some even bring their lawyer with them to claim their prize. The lottery does not offer counseling services or financial advice for winners.

You have two choices when you claim your prize: the full value paid in 30 installments over 29 years, or a one-time lump sum that is smaller than the actual total. Then there are the taxes. The federal tax on lottery winnings is 25 percent. Then, any extra income taxes like state or city would apply.

Financial experts suggest that if you can get more than a 3 or 4 percent return on an investment, the lump sum is actually the best way to go in the long-term.

Powerball Winning Numbers For 3/27/2019 Drawing: $750M Jackpot – Annapolis, MD – Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the jackpot drawing on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

Powerball Numbers for 03-27-2019

The winning Powerball numbers for this drawing can be found below. You can also view detailed prize payout information to see if you are a winner.

  • 16
  • 20
  • 37
  • 44
  • 62
  • 12

The final jackpot for this Powerball drawing was $768.4 Million . There were 1 jackpot winners, and a total of 5,448,855 players won prizes ranging from $4 to $2 Million!

Prize Payouts

These are the prize payouts for all states that play Powerball combined, along with the prize values for each prize tier, with and without the “Power Play”.

Powerball Payouts for 03-27-2019
Category Prize Per Winner Winners Prize Fund
Match 5 plus Powerball $768,400,000.00 1 $768,400,000.00
Match 5 $1,000,000.00 7 $7,000,000.00
Match 4 plus Powerball $50,000.00 130 $6,500,000.00
Match 4 $100.00 2,972 $297,200.00
Match 3 plus Powerball $100.00 7,857 $785,700.00
Match 3 $7.00 191,420 $1,339,940.00
Match 2 plus Powerball $7.00 162,104 $1,134,728.00
Match 1 plus Powerball $4.00 1,250,190 $5,000,760.00
Match 0 plus Powerball $4.00 3,033,820 $12,135,280.00
Match 5 (with Power Play) $2,000,000.00 2 $4,000,000.00
Match 4 plus Powerball (with Power Play) $150,000.00 20 $3,000,000.00
Match 4 (with Power Play) $300.00 514 $154,200.00
Match 3 plus Powerball (with Power Play) $300.00 1,374 $412,200.00
Match 3 (with Power Play) $21.00 32,197 $676,137.00
Match 2 plus Powerball (with Power Play) $21.00 27,517 $577,857.00
Match 1 plus Powerball (with Power Play) $12.00 214,726 $2,576,712.00
Match 0 plus Powerball (with Power Play) $12.00 524,004 $6,288,048.00
Totals 5,448,855 $820,278,762.00

The single winning jackpot ticket matching 5 main numbers and Powerball was purchased in Wisconsin.

View the winners and prize payout information for the Powerball draw on Wednesday March 27th 2019